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Shoulder cape

probably French
About 1854


Object Place: France

Dimensions

74 x 250 cm (29 1/8 x 98 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

56.827

Medium or Technique

Machine net

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Triangular in shape; made of ivory-colored machine net and, near long side, a scalloped, chevron–shaped panel of dark ivory taffeta; a deep net flounce borders the two short sides. Main triangle and flounce decorated with narrow bands of guimp of three sorts, sewn to the net. Condition fair; some seams opened, some loose guimp. Worn in Peru by Mrs. Cecil Caverly, of Lowell.

Provenance

Worn in Peru by Mrs. Cecil Caverly of Lowell, Mass.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ruth Burke